2010’s dose of Assassin’s Creed is served this week with the release of Brotherhood. But what of next year?
According to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, “there will be something around Assassin’s” in 2011 as well. The exec made the promise on the company’s earnings call yesterday afternoon, but remained tight-lipped on the deets. “That’s the only thing we can say.”
Assassin’s Creed II was released two years after the original while Brotherhood arrives only 12 months after its predecessor; something the publisher is looking to make permanent. Annualizing the franchise “is the ultimate goal,” says Guillemot.
“We can’t say we’re already there. We want to come out every year with three or four major brands that will deliver a high level of profitability. That’s the goal we have today.”
Brotherhood launches for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in North America today, Europe gets it Friday. The PC version will be released next year.